Good morning, John. Does your pond have any ice on it? I have never seen Lake Mich. in the Wintertime. I have seen Lake Superior in the Wintertime, but I never paid any attention if it have Ice on it. I will have to ask Brad, he went to School at the Univ. of MN.-Duluth.
No ice on Michigan’s west shore right now. Had some snide the breakwaters in December but January has been too warm. Our January 1st Polar Bear Plunge was balmy and swimmers didn’t have to wade through or over ice. Some are fishing soft water from shore for brown trout